July 15, 2016 - September 15, 2016
ABOUT BILL STEBER
Photographer Bill Steber has documented blues culture in Mississippi over the last two decades. His photos depict blues musicians, juke joints, churches, river baptisms, hoodoo practitioners, traditional farming methods, and other sources that engendered and influenced blues music.
Steber’s work has been presented at the Arts Company in Nashville, Box Gallerie in Brussels, and Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago, as well as in Living Blues magazine and other publications.
Born in Centerville, Tennessee, Steber worked as a photojournalist for The Tennessean, Nashville’s daily newspaper, from 1989 to 2004. His work won several regional and national awards.He documented everything from national politics to New York runway fashion to the Super Bowl.
In addition to photography, Steber performs in several bands, including the Jake Leg Stompers, the Hoodoo Men, the Jericho Road Show, and the Worried Minds. He lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
ABOUT THE ARTS COMPANY
Established in December 1996, the Arts Company is a cornerstone gallery on the Fifth Avenue of the Arts corridor in downtown Nashville. A prime destination for original and contemporary photography, painting, and sculpture, The Arts Company offers a distinctive Nashville experience in a welcoming environment of more than six thousand square feet in a historic building.
The gallery’s mission is to offer individuals and businesses fresh, eclectic artwork beyond the typical gallery model. The Arts Company maintains partnerships with commercial and non-profit businesses and presents twelve inventive exhibitions a year, beginning with the First Saturday Art Crawl, an organized monthly tour of several gallery spaces in downtown Nashville.